bvc (1235) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brouwers. Pours clear darker gold with a bit of a orangish tint and sticky white head. Quite aggressive on the nose. Sharp peppery cracker malt with bright yet bitter hops that mostly hints of lemony pinesol. Light crisp body, lively/peppery carb. Bitter pinesol hops up front, astringent, peppery dry malt and finishes really quite dry and bitter. No flaws, but touch too out of balance for me.
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Danky grassy and piney hops, some toast and pale malt shows througj as well. Golden pour good clarity thin head thin lace. Flavor is big dank floral grassy and pine hops. Some grapefruit shows up some pale malt notes ligjt toast. Dry resiny finish alcohol well hidden. Good shit.
sonnycheeba (4919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear amber with average, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is grassy and dank hops, caramel and cereal malt, figs, dates, and brown sugar. Flavor is hops forward (medium bitterness) with supporting sweet malt and faint fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with high warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours hazy copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is resin, floral, pine, and citrus hops, biscuit and meal malt, and fruity esters (apple, pear). Flavor is moderate hops, heavy bitterness, malt backbone and a dry finish. Full-medium body, moderate carbonation.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Apex Bar... Poured a copper like orange with an eggy, white head. Nice lacing. Aroma was faint with a dab of hops. Nice palate, mild carbonation and mouthfeel. Earthy, woody, grassy hops. Pine-like and resinous. Some malts provided a honey-like sweetness for balance but also nice fruit esters towards the finish. As it warmed the alcohol became more evident.